Writing

Most of my poetry centers on my experiences growing up on a cotton farm in rural West Texas and my love of nature and food. I also write creative non-fiction, mostly in the form of the memoir essay. My academic writing almost always has a touch of the personal narrative – a common feature of food studies scholarship. My newest adventure is trying my hand at recipe writing.

Publications and Awards

“For Better Texas Chili, Just Add Beer.” HopCulture. Feb16, 2017
“Dinner.” Entropy. Nov 16, 2015.
“Food Chain.” Entropy. Sep 28, 2015.
“Dirt” and “Home.” The Texas Review. Volume 31, Numbers 3&4, Fall/Winter 2010
“The Fire.” Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Number 14, Spring/Summer 2010
“Autumn.” Betsy Colquitt Graduate Poetry Award 2014
“Frank Speaks.” Kurt Lee Hornbeck Poetry Award – 1st Place 2014
“A Record of Breakdowns.” Women’s Wednesday Club Essay Prize 2014
“Dinner.” Betsy Colquitt Graduate Poetry Award 2013
“On the Majesty of Trees.” Kurt Lee Hornbeck Poetry Award – 1st Place 2013
Campbell-Lacey Creative Writing Award, Hardin-Simmons University 2008

Teaching
ENG 242 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 245 Advanced Writing Workshop